Male friendship in Shakespeare and his contemporaries (Book, 2007) []
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Male friendship in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Male friendship in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Author: Tom MacFaul
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Renaissance humanism developed a fantasy of friendship in which men could be absolutely equal to one another, but Shakespeare and other dramatists quickly saw through this rhetoric and developed their own ideas about friendship more firmly based on a respect for human difference. They created a series of brilliant and varied fictions for human connection, as often antagonistic as sympathetic, using these as a means  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom MacFaul
ISBN: 9780521869041 0521869048 0511284071 9780511284076 9780521123174 0521123178 9780511321771 0511321775
OCLC Number: 77256959
Description: xi, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: True friends? --
Momentary mutuality in Shakespeare's sonnets --
Friends and brothers --
Love and friendship --
Servants --
Political friendship --
Fellowship --
False friendship and betrayal --
Conclusion : 'Time must friend or end.'
Responsibility: Tom MacFaul.
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Friendship is one of the most important topics in Shakespeare, but it can be difficult to describe, and has consequently been relatively neglected. Covering a wide range of Shakespeare's works,  Read more...


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Review of the hardback: '... Male Friendship will be of great interest to Shakespeareans and scholars of early modern English drama. The readings, which are perceptive and finely developed, range Read more...

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